Google Received a Billion Requests to Remove “Pirate” Search ResultsAdded: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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The number of requests from copyright holders to remove allegedly infringing links from Google’s search engine reached another milestone. The figure of one billion is today discussed in an ongoing debate over how similar services are expected to deal with “pirate” websites.
It is not a secret that copyright owners have overloaded the search engines (mostly Google as the most popular one) with DMCA takedown notices, targeting links to allegedly pirated material. The number of such requests has grown at an exponential rate over the years: while in 2008, Google received only a few dozen takedown notices during the entire year, today it processes 2 million of them per day.
According to the latest Google’s Transparency Report, the company has been asked to remove over 1,007,000,000 links to allegedly infringing webpages, and this number continues to grow at a rapid pace, because (and it’s an important moment) almost half of all those requests were submitted during the first months of the current year.
Goggle explains that not all the notices identify infringing pages, but most of them are correct. Such links are removed from Google search results and no longer appear there. In addition, the successful takedown notices are also factored into the search algorithms, where the frequently targeted websites get downranked.
Google emphasized that it has taken various measures to help protect the rights owners, including swift removals. At the same time, Google rejects broader actions like the removal of entire domain names, because it believes that such approach would prove counterproductive and lead to overbroad censorship.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
|well i wasn't one of them who complained,|
|Yeah but the actual question is, are they even actually a "billion" people in the world who would take their time into filling a complaint against free content, suspiciousssss.||
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